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Early Morning Conditioning Hike On Serpent's Trail

As much as I would LOVE to spend my entire day hiking - responsibilities "get in the way." Hiking Serpent's Trail (near the east entrance to the Colorado National Monument), in the early morning hours allows, still allows one to get their cardio workout in while STILL having plenty of time for all of our other obligations.

Serpent's Trail follows the original road built before the construction of Rim Rock Drive to provide access to the Glade Park area (known as the "Crookedest Road in the World"). The trail rounds numerous switchbacks, and provides a great cardio workout - with an elevation gain of almost 800 feet in 1.75 miles.

This hike will be posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, except for the first week in July. Join in and hike the trail at whatever pace you like.

Access to the CNM require's an annual pass or entrance fee.

Serpent's Trail; Round Trip Distance: 3.5 miles; Difficulty: Moderate; Elevation:[masked] feet

What to bring:

• sturdy hiking boots/shoes

• dress in layers

• plenty of water

• camera (at this hour we might see Desert Bighorn Sheep)

• sunscreen

• hiking poles (if you use them)

Donna King - (973)[masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Donna, I'm a dunce. I went to music event last night and forgot about this morning. I wanted to walk and talk and catch up on Wed. outing to Maroon Bells. I went to lala land sleep and spaced out the hike. Catch up with you later to assure I know what's up for Wed.
    I'm sorry. Dee-Dee

    July 18, 2014

  • Courtney B.

    Hi, Donna - I will catch you next time on this GREAT morning hike!!

    July 17, 2014

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